Physician (PM&R Assistant Chief)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 22, 2021
Mar 22, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assessing and prescribing treatment for outpatients and inpatients referred by consultations.
  • Providing specialty tests such as Electrodiagnostic Testing and other procedures such as peripheral joint injections, soft tissue injections, and botulinum toxin injections for spasticity as determined by needs of the service and education/training/certification/skills demonstrated.
  • Providing coverage for other physicians as needed during times of absence including clinical coverage, oversight of Physician Assistant(s), and others.
  • Teaching of residents and medical students, as well as responsible for oversight of the care provided residents and students.
  • Assistant Service Chief physician will be willing to serve as the "physician delegate" of the Chief of PM&R Service.
  • Assistant Service Chief will be expected to hold an appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and comply with rules and regulations related to said appointment.
  • Assistant Service Chief will have a supervisory role over other staff physicians and therapy supervisors as designated by Service Chief and in conjunction with discussions related to primary duty station.
Work Schedule:Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm
Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
    Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Board certified PM&R

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements:The candidate will possess the physical skills necessary to perform the job duties of a practicing physician involved in patient care. Must meet the physical requirements set out in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.Education
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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